Greenville, NC asked in Consumer Law for North Carolina

Q: I own a restaurant and grocery delivery service in North Carolina. Can a restaurant force me to take their menu off

Can they force me to take their menu off of my site and not accept orders from them?

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A North Carolina attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for three weeks. As a general matter, elements of North Carolina law aside, they could sue. Whether they prevailed would be up to a court, but they could argue that they want association only with a given delivery service, whether for brand or image reasons. They could also argue that they negotiated with a vendor for exclusive delivery rights that diminish in value by competition from other delivery services. You'd need to consult with a North Carolina attorney to get the most meaningful assessment of the situation. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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